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The Imperial Cruise: A Secret History of Empire and War (Large Print)

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In 1905 President Teddy Roosevelt dispatched Secretary of War William Howard Taft on the largest U.S. diplomatic mission in history to Hawaii, Japan, the Philippines, China, and Korea. Roosevelt's glamorous twenty-one year old daughter Alice served as mistress of the cruise, which included senators and congressmen. On this trip, Taft concluded secret agreements in Roosevelt's name.

In 2005, a century later, James Bradley traveled in the wake of Roosevelt's mission and discovered what had transpired in Honolulu, Tokyo, Manila, Beijing and Seoul.

In 1905, Roosevelt was bully-confident and made secret agreements that he though would secure America's westward push into the Pacific. Instead, he lit the long fuse on the Asian firecrackers that would singe America's hands for a century.

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In 1905, President Teddy Roosevelt dispatched Secretary of War William Howard Taft on the largest U.S. diplomatic mission in history to Hawaii, Japan, China, and Korea. A century later, Bradley travels in the wake of Roosevelt's mission to discover what transpired in these meetings.

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James Bradley is the author of the New York Times bestsellers

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Charlie Branch, April 7, 2012 (view all comments by Charlie Branch)
"Manifest Destiny" of westward expansion did not end with the Pacific shores of California... Subtitled "A Secret History of Empire and War", it bears reading in context with this century's efforts at "nation building" overseas by the United States. I feel fortunate to have been able to engage in "what if" discussions in my high school history classes, but we did not have the benefit of this information, which would have really opened up our scrutiny of 20th century history (to the early 1970s of my HS experience). Family histories, education, philosophy and relationships are revealed among the cruise passengers, with U.S. government motives for this voyage of 1905 that affects our world today.
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ISBN:
9780316024617
Subtitle:
A Secret History of Empire and War
Author:
Bradley, James
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Asia - China
Subject:
United States - 20th Century (1900-1945)
Subject:
Asia - General
Subject:
International Relations - Diplomacy
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Subject:
China
Large Print:
Y
Publication Date:
20091124
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.5 x 1.5 in 1.68 lb

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History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » US History » 20th Century » General
History and Social Science » World History » Asia » General

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"Synopsis" by , In 1905, President Teddy Roosevelt dispatched Secretary of War William Howard Taft on the largest U.S. diplomatic mission in history to Hawaii, Japan, China, and Korea. A century later, Bradley travels in the wake of Roosevelt's mission to discover what transpired in these meetings.
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